It is nice when things remain nice and quiet, especially when it involves hurricanes.
It isn’t your imagination. The tropics in the Atlantic have been very quiet this year despite a forecast from NOAA and other experts forecasting an above-average season.
There hasn’t been a named storm since the beginning of July, and if one doesn’t form by the end of the day, it will be the first August in 25 years to not have a named storm.
“Since 1950, two Augusts have had no Atlantic named storm formations: 1961 and 1997,” tweeted Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist at Colorado State University.
The news gets better too:
And it’s not just August. Klotzbach also tweeted:
“For the first time since 1941, the Atlantic has had no named storm (e.g., tropical storm or #hurricane) activity from July 3rd-August 30th.”
No hurricanes for the first time in 81 years, and that is great news! No doubt climate doom-and-gloomers, like Al Gore, are furious.